WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)
WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) seeks to deploy an expert in clinical management of COVID-19 (with ICU experience) to Timor-Leste. We are looking for a mid-long term assignment – ASAP, for minimum of 3 months and up to 6 months.
We are looking for a skilled and experienced colleague in the management of severe and critical cases of Covid-19 (including ventilator support, if indicated), and mentoring and supervising middle-grade and junior-grade doctors in the management of severe and critical cases of Covid-19. The incumbent will provide technical support to the incident management teams, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in strengthening case management and response activities, overseeing and monitoring implementation care and needs for management of affected populations, throughout the full cycle of the incident. The incumbent will currently assist Vera Cruz isolation/treatment center and other quarantine and isolation facilities, as and when required for the COVID-19 preparedness and response.
Deployment options include:
1. GOARN expert under regular GOARN conditions ($1 contract to acquire UN privileges during the deployment, per-diem as per UN scale in-duty country (93 USD/day in Timor-Leste), return flights, and health insurance). This assumes that the expert retains his/her remuneration from current employer.
2. In the event that a suitable individual is keen to be deployed but unable due to potential financial hardship or loss of income, we may be able to provide additional assistance. This would be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
1. Support incident management with needs assessments and liaise with technical units in establishing needs of the affected population in regard to case management including referral pathways.
2. Provide technical advice on all issues related to case management, critically reviewing, analyzing and using evidence-based data for setting up or adapting case management tools, interventions and approaches.
3. Develop systems and procedures for emergency triage at healthcare facilities.
4. Support the response teams in instituting appropriate case management measures; provide training to the healthcare workers, hospital management and auxiliaries.
5. Support to the national and local health authorities to develop and communicate messages with the medical and health communities on clinical features and effective behaviours.
6. Provide technical advice to the logistics team in the specification and quantity estimations supplies, medications and PPE etc.
7. Coordinate with HQ desks and technical unit (Epidemic Clinical Management, WHE/IHM/EXN and Emergency Medical Teams) and other clinical partners to document clinical features and case management of the patients, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions.
8. When applicable, contribute to coordination and case management meetings with MoH and clinical partners/EMTs, including case reviews and quality assurance meetings and visits.
9. Ensure close coordination between clinical management and laboratory response.
10. Contribute to maintaining an overview of the health-related situation in the country, analyze and synthesize incoming field information on treatment, health facilities, and health workers, ensure that updates are provided on a regular and timely basis to all levels of the response.
11. Where required, provide technical advice on the establishment/strengthening of isolation facilities based on standard guidelines and principles for infection prevention and control as deemed necessary.
12. Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Please send your questions and/or CV through to
Victor Del Rio Vilas
Technical Officer GOARN
WHO SEARO firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse 3 Remuneration Package Range $108,479 – $115,796
(Comprising salary $94,018 – $100,453, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)
In addition to above Package Range; postgraduate qualification and professional development allowances and salary sacrifice provisions apply
Alice Springs Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Several ongoing vacancies available
If you are a Registered Nurse with appropriate qualifications and demonstrated experience and clinical expertise in the Intensive care environment then we’d like to hear from you.
Alice Springs Hospital ICU is a busy nationally accredited Level 2 10 bed unit. Most patients are under 50 years of age, with many coming from communities 200 to 1,000km from Alice Springs, and majority of patients are indigenous
Alice Springs is a thriving regional centre offering opportunities not found elsewhere. The rewarding working environment in Central Australia will enable you to build further upon your knowledge base and to consolidate a wide range of skills.
We are proud of our rewarding and unique work environment along with the highly skilled staff who delivers intensive care in Centralia Australia
For further information please contact Shannan Ryan on 08 8951 7696
Quote vacancy number: 23370 Vacancy closing date: 07 July 2020
Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nt.gov.au
Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.